How does Whistler RD's laser sensitivity compare to it's peer brands? Also, is there is big difference in laser sensitivity between the lower model whistlers and the pro 78 se 690 se models? I have Veil G4 and lasershield so I wanted an RD that would reliably alert me to laser so I can attempt to slow down in time. I was looking to buy a new RD soon (probably the XTR-690se) but I was looking at some Youtube videos of Whistler pro 78 non-se and XTR 690 non-se in laser detections tests against a LTI Ultralyte 100LR. You can see them here.
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgj82aPG3Sc at 300 meter
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCT3X...eature=related at 200 meters
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv6bL...eature=related at 100 meters
4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzvksIhfz6Q at 50 meters
5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUWop...eature=related at 25 meters
From the results of these tests the Whistler 78 non-se and 690 non-se models seem to have the worst laser detection in the bunch, even worse than the cobra model. Is there a difference in laser sensitivity between the SE and non-SE pro78 and 690 models? I think I read somewhere that the pro 78SE and 690SE have enhanced laser detection compared to the regular 78 and 690, but I would like confirmation.
I understand the theory behind laser detection, about the narrow beam and detection difficulties. I also understand that Veil G4 and lasershield alone are unreliable for laser countermeasures. I know someone will come on this thread and tell me to get a jammer and forget about it, but I can't afford one right now so please don't give me that as an answer.
Do the people who own the pro 78 se and 690se/695se reliably receive laser alerts when their car is targeted? What would you say the percentage is when you get hit with laser with no alert?